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Seaver honored by alma mater Western Michigan

December 8, 2010
Earl "Gip" Seaver

Earl "Gip" Seaver

Earl “Gip“ Seaver, vice provost at NIU and a member of the faculty in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, was one of 11 alumni inducted this fall into the Outstanding Alumni Academy of the Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services.

As part of Homecoming 2010, Seaver was honored in recognition of his national leadership in education and service to the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Seaver earned his bachelor’s (’69) and master’s (’70) degrees in speech pathology from WMU and a Ph.D. in Speech Sciences from the University of Iowa. In 1975, he joined NIU’s faculty in the Department of Communicative Disorders and chaired that department from 1990 until 2003.

An author of countless journal articles and book chapters, Seaver has also presented at numerous workshops throughout the country. His activity with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) includes past service as chair of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and current service as chair of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

He is a Fellow with ASHA and the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, from which he has also received Honors of the Association.

Led by Dean Earlie M. Washington, CHHS is one of seven WMU academic colleges and consists of the departments of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and Speech Pathology and Audiology and the schools of Nursing and Social Work. The college also offers certificate programs in alcohol and drug abuse and holistic health care, a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.